Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees’ next hitting coach could be in Royals dugout

    New York Post "There was serious speculation running through Kauffman Stadium before the Giants’ 3-2 victory over the Royals in Game 7 of the World Series that the Yankees were waiting for the end of the Series on Wednesday night to contact the Royals’ Raul Ibanez to gauge his interest in becoming their hitting..." October 30

  • A-Rod's season-long ban from MLB over after conclusion of World Series

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is officially a Yankee again. The 39-year-old slugger completed his season-long doping ban after the San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series, a punishment that outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig handed down on Aug. 5, 2013, nearly 15 months..." October 30

  • Eric Hinske turns down Yankees after hitting coach overture

    New York Post "With Chili Davis taking the Red Sox job and the Yankees’ brass deciding Dave Magadan wasn’t a good fit, the Yankees reached out to Eric Hinske to gauge his interest in replacing Kevin Long as hitting coach. However, the former Yankee opted to remain with the Cubs, where he will be the assistant..." October 24

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    New York Mets @Mets

    Official news! Kevin Long is the #Mets new hitting coach. pic.twitter.com/YvZVerJmLL

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia: I could still dominate

    Newark Star-Ledger "Despite a pair of down seasons, a loss of fastball velocity and a serious knee injury, CC Sabathia said still believes he can regain his Cy Young-caliber form. Asked on ESPN Radio Wednesday whether he could come back in 2015 and pitch the way he did in 2009 — when his 19-8 record and 3.37 ERA..." October 23

  • As suspension ends for Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, woes continue

    New York Daily News "These days, A-Rod is everybody’s All-American. With his season-long doping suspension about to end, steroid-tainted Yankee Alex Rodriguez has been making the college and professional rounds in recent weeks — South Bend, Ind., here, Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Arlington, Tex., there — taking in..." October 22

  • What CC Sabathia and A-Rod have in common right now

    New York Post "CC Sabathia said he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent” as he continues to come back from knee surgery, but just like several of his other high-priced teammates, including Alex Rodriguez, there are no guarantees on what he’ll produce going forward. Still, the lefty sounded confident that both..." October 22

  • Dave Magadan won’t be Yankees hitting coach, but he could be front-runner with A’s

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees are in search of a hitting coach after firing Kevin Long earlier this month, but Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Dave Magadan will not get the job. Still, it’s not all bad news. Now that Chili Davis has joined the Red Sox as hitting coach, Susan Slusser of..." October 20

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Gary Denbo will replace retired Mark Newman as Yankees Sr. VP of Baseball Operations.

  • Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests concern for Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Are Mark Teixeira's non-baseball interests becoming a problem? They might be, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, who said one "baseball insider" told him Teixeira might be spending too little time on remaining a top first baseman. From Matthews: A baseball insider I spoke..." October 20

  • Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts retires

    Baltimore Sun "Brian Roberts, a two-time All Star and fan favorite who spent all but one year of his 14-season career with the Orioles, has retired from baseball. Roberts, who turned 37 this month, was released by the New York Yankees in August after hitting .237 in 91 games. He said two "very good teams"..." October 18

  • Yankees near decision on hitting coach

    New York Post "The Yankees are in the final lap of replacing hitting coach Kevin Long. According to candidate Dave Magadan, the Yankees could have a new hitting coach in place before Tuesday’s Game 1 of the World Series. “I interviewed Wednesday in New York with the Yankees. They told me they were going to..." October 18

  • Dave Magadan, Chili Davis are early frontrunners for Yankees hitting coach job

    New York Daily News "Dave Magadan has at least made the interview stage with the Yankees. The ex-Met was slated to speak to GM Brian Cashman about the club's vacant hitting coach gig, according to a baseball official familiar with the club's plans. The Yankees have interviewed or will talk to Magadan, 52, and..." October 16

  • Yankees considering Omar Minaya for high-ranking position in front office

    Newsday "As the Yankees reorganize their baseball operations staff this offseason, a familiar name in New York is getting strong consideration for a high-ranking position with the team. Several club sources said there has been serious dialogue about hiring former Mets general manager Omar Minaya, now a..." October 14

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox do have an interest in former #Yankees coach Kevin Long.

  • A-Rod, Joe Girardi talked about 1B

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez will arrive at spring training with some new luggage -- a first base mitt. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi recently spoke to Rodriguez about picking up first base so he can be a backup to Mark Teixeira, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Rodriguez, who will..." October 12

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Mets are still compiling a list of names for hitting coach. Kevin Long will likely at least be discussed, according to a club source.

  • Yankees fire hitting coach Kevin Long

    New York Post "Following their worst offensive season in years, the Yankees have fired hitting coach Kevin Long, a source confirmed. Long signed a two-year deal following last season, but a second straight season in which the lineup was beset by injuries and ineffectiveness proved to be his undoing." October 11

  • Yankees have talked to A-Rod about playing first base next year

    Hardball Talk "If you listen only to the New York columnists you’d think that the Yankees are going to cut Alex Rodriguez the second he comes off his suspension at the conclusion of the World Series. But the Yankees do not, apparently, have any intention of doing so. Indeed, they are already thinking about where..." October 11

  • Yankees re-sign General Manager Brian Cashman to a three-year contract

    MLB.com "The New York Yankees today announced that the club has re-signed Brian Cashman to a three-year contract to serve as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Cashman, 47, joined the Yankees organization in 1986 as a 19-year-old intern in the Minor League and Scouting Department and has served..." October 10

  • Yankees games get 15% increase in viewership on YES Network; Derek Jeter to thank?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The YES Network announced today that the television station saw a 15 percent increase in viewership for Yankees games this season despite another lukewarm year for the team. The Yankees went 84-78 this year, finishing second in the AL East, and missed the playoffs. But the network averaged..." October 09

  • Why David Robertson likely will remain a Yankee in 2015

    New York Post "The qualifying offer figure has been established at $15.3 million, and I think there is a strong likelihood the Yankees use it on David Robertson, and a pretty compelling case the right-handed reliever will become the first player ever to accept a qualifying offer. Quick background: The..." October 09

  • What these playoffs teach us about baseball’s best bankrolls

    New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09

  • The two reasons Yankees will likely pass on Cuban slugger

    New York Post "According to an industry source, the Yankees don’t appear to have a serious interest in Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas. While the Yankees were represented at a late-September showcase at the Giants’ facility in the Dominican Republic to watch Tomas, other clubs believe the Yankees will have the..." October 08

  • Yankees' Mark Teixeira looking to play 150 games season next year

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira spoke Monday about exchanging text messages with Alex Rodriguez, but it’s a different kind of message – one delivered by Hal Steinbrenner last Wednesday – is the one that seems to be making an impact on the Yankees’ first baseman. Teixeira is once again talking about playing 150..." October 08

  • Could Yankees deal one of these catchers?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees have a glut of catchers behind starter Brian McCann. Gary Sanchez may have the most potential out of all of them. MLB.com rates him as the club's No. 2 overall prospect. Austin Romine, 25, and John Ryan Murphy, 23, each have shown their at least capable major-league..." October 07

  • Yankees see Alex Rodriguez as DH?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Joe Girardi has said he expects Alex Rodriguez to be his third baseman in 2015. "He hasn't played in a year," Girardi said last week. "That's not easy to do, sit out a year and I got to see where he's physically at. Do we expect him to be a player on our team? Absolutely. Do we..." October 06

  • Kenta Maeda: the next $100 million Japanese pitcher?

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe shares this note … Kenta Maeda, RHP, Hiroshima — He has told some Japanese media that when he’s posted he prefers to play for the Yankees or Red Sox. Both are likely to bid, but the final contract isn’t expected to come anywhere near the seven-year, $155..." October 06

  • Suddenly, cat no longer has Derek Jeter’s tongue

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter prided himself, for 20 years, on saying as little as possible. Suddenly, though, you can’t shut the guy up. Here was Jeter even taking questions on Twitter Wednesday, even revealing in one thrilling exchange that he was afraid of cats. Of course it turns out this happened on the..." October 04

  • Jeter has huge secret party planned; possible wedding?

    TMZ.com "Derek Jeter will be front and center at a MASSIVE secret party at a historic castle on Long Island this weekend, TMZ Sports has learned ... and now we're hearing buzz it could be a wedding. Here's what we know ... the party is set to go down at the famous Oheka Castle -- which was used for the..." October 04

  • How $5,000 ended up costing the Royals chance at Mariano Rivera

    New York Post "What a tremendous scene — not just here at Kauffman Stadium, but in this whole darn city. When you go to the downtown CVS at 7:15 Tuesday morning and you’re greeted by employees wearing Royals shirts, you know they’re into it. That a 29-year wait for postseason baseball action makes folks..." October 02

  • Jeter does Twitter Q&A; is apparently afraid of cats?

    SI.com "Derek Jeter took to Twitter Wednesday to promote The Player's Tribune, the new website Jeter will be heavily involved in editing lending his name to. Jeter held a brief Q&A on the site's Twitter page. Jeter's site promise to "present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes" but his..." October 02

  • Will Yankees ignore Stephen Drew’s recent history?

    New York Post "Look at the entire body of work across the previous years and forget Stephen Drew’s fractured 2014 season? Or was this past year simply too miserable for the Yankees to ignore? “I would say clubs would spend a good deal of time focusing on his career offensive statistics as opposed to a couple..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Derek Jeter starts 'The Players' Tribune,' a site for athletes to share first-person stories

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just three days after waving goodbye to baseball, retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was starting a new venture: The Players' Tribune. The site, he said in a long letter written on the front page, will give athletes the opportunity to connect with fans "with no filter," giving..." October 01

  • Five shortstops who could replace Derek Jeter

    New York Post "If the Yankees had to replace Derek Jeter, their already difficult quest to assemble a championship-caliber team would be all the more treacherous. But they have to find a successor for a player whose .617 OPS ranked 142nd out of 146 qualifiers and a guy whose every defensive metric was near..." October 01

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Carlos Beltran had right elbow surgery today; Yankees say he can resume hitting and throwing in six weeks, playing in 12.

  • Yankees prep Brian Cashman deal

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have begun the process of constructing a new contract for longtime general manager Brian Cashman, a source said. Cashman's contract is set to expire at the end of this month. He just completed his 17th season as the Yankees' GM, yet they failed to make the playoffs the..." September 30

  • Jeter's career ends with a win in Boston

    Pinstripe Alley "think most Yankee fans' hope was that Derek Jeter's career would end with a World Series victory. Sadly that won't happen, but a victory over the Red Sox at Fenway isn't a bad second option. In his final at bat, Jeter hit an RBI single. It wasn't quite Thursday night, but it was a nice way to end..." September 29

  • Joe Girardi ‘absolutely’ expects Alex Rodriguez to play third base for Yankees in 2015

    New York Daily News "Well, that didn't take long. One day after Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez immediately became the focal point of the Yankees' future. Joe Girardi met the media for more than 30 minutes on Monday to wrap up the 2014 season, fielding more than his share of questions about the..." September 29

  • Jeter caps career with RBI single

    ESPN.com "With the soldout crowd at Fenway Park chanting his name, Derek Jeter ended his 20-year career with an RBI infield single in the third inning Sunday. Jeter left the field to a standing ovation from both Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players, who joined the fans, the majority of whom had..." September 29

  • Ichiro’s future with Yankees questionable, but plans on playing again next year

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki is not thinking about how many more years he has left in his career, he just knows that he's going to play again next season. But the soon-to-be free agent answered cryptically when asked about perhaps returning to the Yankees: “That might be a question you shouldn’t ask right..." September 29

  • Batting second, Jeter at DH for final game

    MLB.com "Derek Jeter was in the lineup for the final game of his career on Sunday, batting second as the Yankees' designated hitter. Manager Joe Girardi called it "the end of an era" and has said that he will operate according to Jeter's wishes throughout the afternoon. He is not sure how many at-bats..." September 28

  • Even With Derek Jeter, Yankees Lose to Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Even Derek Jeter couldn’t prevent this Yankees loss. The Red Sox sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning with eight scoring on their way to 10-4 thrashing of the Yankees at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. Back in the lineup after taking Friday off, Jeter went 1-for-2 with an..." September 28

  • Sources: Joe Girardi chided Yankees

    ESPN.com "It was supposed to be a festive occasion, in which Derek Jeter's New York Yankees teammates were to present their captain with gifts to express their respect and gratitude just moments before he would take the field for his final game at Yankee Stadium. But before the gifts could be bestowed,..." September 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason. Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first start in 10 weeks last Sunday against the Blue Jays, but he didn’t make it out of the second inning this afternoon against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. There’s no way to sugarcoat..." September 27

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees

  • Jeter doesn’t leave the dugout as Yankees top Red Sox

    New York Post "With Derek Jeter strolling around the third base dugout trying to recover from Thursday night’s emotional ride in The Bronx, the Yankees employed a lineup Friday night against the Red Sox that didn’t have a single regular player. What they did have was veteran lefty Chris Capuano, and he was..." September 27

  • Derek Jeter to finish career as DH

    New York Post "Derek Jeter wants to watch the replay of his emotional and scintillating final game at Yankee Stadium because he admitted his mind wasn’t always right during the evening that pebbled a lot of flesh. Nevertheless, when the retiring shortstop views the historic game, there will be a degree of..." September 27